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Mike Tyson: Francis Ngannou beating Tyson Fury would be ‘biggest upset in entertainment history’

Mike Tyson thinks it “would be the biggest upset in entertainment history” if Francis Ngannou were to beat Tyson Fury.

Mike Tyson thinks it "would be the biggest upset in entertainment history if Francis Ngannou were to beat Tyson Fury.

It is now just under a month until Fury faces Ngannou in a huge crossover fight in Saudi Arabia.

Ngannou is regarded as one of the best heavyweights of his era in the UFC and he was their world champion before a dispute with Dana White led to him leaving the MMA promotion.

There’s no doubting his credentials as an MMA fighter but he has very little boxing experience so he will be up against it when he battles Fury next month.

Fury is coming off comprehensive victories over Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora and his bout against Ngannou is expected to be another one-sided affair.

Ngannou has drafted Mike Tyson in to train him for his boxing debut, but the sporting icon does not fancy the Nigerian’s chances against ‘The Gypsy King’.

Tyson has admitted that Ngannou is attempting to “do the impossible” against the WBC world heavyweight champion on October 28.

“It would be the biggest upset in the history of entertainment,” Tyson told reporters.

When asked if he’s taught Ngannou his style of boxing, Tyson added: “No way. We’re different people. We have different styles. He’s going to box like Francis, and he’s going to do well.

“It’s not for everybody. It’s great for me, but for most people, it won’t work for them.

“Listen, you’re going to see he’s been constantly improving, and I’m very proud of him to take this whole ordeal and perspective.

“He’s fighting the greatest fighter in the last … maybe the greatest fighter ever. I’m looking forward to that, and I’m so proud of him to take this step and do the impossible, so to speak.”

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